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The Essential RMA

September, 2015

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 If you had A Window into Readers' Thinking
 would it change your practice?

The Essential RMA:
A Window into Readers' Thinking
by Yetta Goodman, Prisca Martens, Alan Flurkey


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Table of Contents   Preface 
Author Bios   Endorsements
Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA) was first a research tool. Now it is a teaching tool that can be effectively used in the classroom.

Information collected through retrospective miscue analysis leads to meaningful discussions between teacher and student and among students, with or without the teacher, that helps learners to express their individual thinking about the reading process as it relates to their personal reading strategies.

RMA helps learners develop valuable knowledge of the principles of reading, and how and where to apply that knowledge to help them improve their reading and writing skills.

Understanding the thinking behind a learner’s action can be the linchpin to successful teaching and learning practices, and skill improvement for all students.

Get the book and get A Window into Readers' Thinking.


Blog with the authors!  Join the retrospective miscue blog where the authors and guests write about RMA and where you can post replies.


"The Essential RMA: A Window into Readers’ Thinking does it all. It spells out, step-by-step, how to conduct one of the most effective strategies ever devised for helping people of all ages develop as readers: Retrospective Miscue Analysis."

                             Carole Edelsky, Professor Emerita
                             Arizona State University

"By opening a window into readers’ minds, RMA provides teachers with strategies for engaging in authentic inquiries with students about their reading processes. The ultimate goal is so much more than a higher test score.  We aim for readers who are aware of their reading strategies and take charge of their own learning."

                             Kathy Short,
                             University of Arizona

"At a time when teacher expertise is being replaced by scripted and prescriptive programs, The Essential RMA is a rarity in that it invites teachers to work closely with ALL readers and design instruction that honors both students and what they bring to texts."

                             Catherine Compton-Lilly
                             Reading Recovery Emerita Trainer
                             University of Wisconsin Madison

"This easy to follow guide equips teachers with the tools they need to bring authentic reading assessment back into their classrooms and plan individualized instruction for every student."

                             Bess Altwerger
                             Towson University, Towson, MD

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Alphabet Card


September, 2015

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 It's Time for School, Again!
 We can help make learning easy as...

A, B, C

Our Alphabet Card is a tool for helping primary grade children as they learn to write. It helps children learn how to form letters, and also helps make the sound/letter associations stronger. 

The images on the Alphabet Card have been carefully researched and tested. The font most closely replicates actual handwriting rather than book print. Three diagraphs are included – “ch,” “sh,” and “th, - which are the most commonly used by primary-grade writers.


   Your students will have fun
  building their vocabulary
  as they discover new words for
   each letter of the alphabet!



Excerpt from
The Kindergarten Book
by Marilyn Duncan
creator of this alphabet card

"...The alphabet card links a familiar picture to the sound and the letter.  The link between the picture and the letter needs to be clear for the child, so it can be used almost immediately. The pictures are of objects that children can identify..."

"...Familiarity with the alphabet is increased by playing alphabet games, working with the card one-on-one and in small groups, and using the card in writing demonstrations. The alphabet card should quickly become a valuable resource for the child, the teacher, and the parent."

Read More from Marilyn

Alphabet Cards:
Package of 12
7" x 9.5" cards
Item# 8000 $12.95

Alphabet Demonstration Card:
One 9.5" x 14"
Item# 8001 $4.95
Alphabet Cards Classroom Set:
Package of 24
7" x 9.5" cards Plus
FREE 9.5" x 14" Demo Card
Item# 8002 $25.95

For our Alphabet Cards

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September, 2015

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Helping to Build A Community of Learners
At School and At Home!

We are Proud to Support the AISD Community

Teachers and Parents
look for our ad on page 24 in the
NEW! AISD School & Family Digital Magazine
Coming to your inbox in September!


Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc. supports AISD
with quality books for children learning to
read in the classroom and at home.

Use the code in our ad and
your next classroom order.
Offer Ends 02/01/16

Teachers, we would like to help encourage
student reading at home by reaching out to more
 parents with our appealing collection of books.

Please tell your students' parents about our
Special Discount Reading at Home Packages
 they can purchase at our website Parents page.

For every parent who orders a Reading at Home Package,
we will donate a book in their child's name
 to their school classroom!

Flyers for Parents can be freely downloaded and printed.

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            for Grades PK-3
            Books for Young Learners Books
            Books for Young Learners Lap Books 
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    Meet the Author Books 
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 PO Box 585 - Katonah, NY 10536 - 800/336-5588 M-F 9-5 - FAX 914/232-3977

ILA Conference



July, 2015

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We Will Be at the ILA Conference
With Our Great Resources at Conference Discounts!

St. Louis, Mo.  July 18-20, 2015
To Have You Visit Us at
Our Booth #1913

We have interesting books we want to show you:
Professional Books for Educators and Administrators                
20% Discount!
Children's Books in English and Spanish for Grades PK-3         
33% Discount!
Great Author Biographies and Memoirs for Grades 2-7              
33% and 25% Discount!

  Enter to Win Our $300 RAFFLE!
   $300 Worth of Any of Our Books You Choose!

Literacy Resources with
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Get a Free Copy of Kitty Goes Splash at
Author Merle Roddy Hill Signing, while they last.

If you are NOT ATTENDING the ILA Conference you can still get these prices!
Call 800/336-5588 or visit and use the coupon code
for each product when you order. ENDS 7/27/15


All Books for Young Learners
$6.00 $4.00 each! 
Coupon code - ILAB

All Lap Books
$10.00 each!
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All Meet the Author Books
$10.00 each!
Coupon code -  ILAM

All Author at Work
$8.00 $6.00 each!
Coupon code - ILAA


Come to Our Author Signings

    Alan Flurkey        7/18
    Ken Goodman   
    Yetta Goodman   7/18-19
    Merle Roddy Hill 7/18-19
    Prisca Martens    7/18
    Sylvia Vardell     7/18
    Janet Wong        7/18


ALL Professional Books
20% Discount Coupon code - ILAP

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Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.
 PO Box 585 - Katonah, NY 10536 - 800/336-5588 M-F 9-5 - FAX 914/232-3977




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